Dangote, GTB, NSE, others Nominated for African Business Awards

Nigeria’s business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Guaranty Trust Bank, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, Amy Jadesimi are among the nominees for this year’s African Business Awards.
The African Business Awards which is in its seventh year will be held on the eve of the African Leadership Forum, a high level dialogue bringing together some of Africa’s leading political and business actors. The events are taking place on the fringes of the UN General Assembly, which, this year will agree on the next set of Global Development Goals.
While the Dangote Group was nominated for the African Business of the Year along with four other companies, the chairman of the group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote was among the five nominees for the Business Leader Award.
Likewise, the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and its Chief Executive Officer, Oscar Oyenma, were nominated for the awards of Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Good Corporate Governance and Business Leader. The Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, Amy Jadesimi was also nominated for the award of Most Outstanding Woman in Business.
Guaranty Trust Bank and Youngstars Foundation were also nominated along with the NSE for Good Corporate Governance. Red Media, another Nigeria based company was also nominated for Africa Business of the Year and Best Corporate Social Responsibility awards.
Commenting on the Awards, Managing Director of IC Publications and Group Publisher of African Business magazine, organizers of the awards, Omar Ben Yedder, said “it is encouraging to read the many achievements that are taking place all over the continent, despite the headwinds and difficult global environment.
“The continent continues to be blessed with some remarkable individuals, who are driven and relentless in their ambitions to playing a transformative role. The caliber of entries is very high and continues to reflect and recognise Africa’s outstanding individuals and businesses.”
The winners will be presented at the Awards ceremony, which will take place in New York on 23rd September. The last edition saw Bola Adesola, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Standard Chartered, Nigeria winning the Most Outstanding Woman of the Year. Other previous winners include Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings who won the African Business Icon and H.E Mr Gervais Koffi Djondo, President of Asky Airlines, who triumphed in the Lifetime Achievement Award category.

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